On Saturday, as part of the “March Against Monsanto,” campaign held worldwide, I attended a public meeting to raise awareness about Monsanto,and the many issues surrounding GM foods.
John Brennan,a long time anti-GM campaigner,and a member of NO 2 GM,an anti GM organisation, http://www.no2gm.com, was the speaker at this event.
As Monsanto, the giant biotech U.S. company is becoming more and more determined to impose it’s GM foods on the populations of the world, people are equally becoming more and more determined to resist this pressure.
Sligo has just entered the Transition Towns Movement and has already established a Community Garden, where great, organic food is grown and people come together to make the transition from a world of peak oil to a more localized environment, where food and fuel do not have to be transported great distances.
It was a great day and an opportunity to power up with information, as well as meet new people involved in improving the world we live in!
Back home, in the gardens here at Bealtaine Cottage, the sun shines between heavy rain…ideal growing conditions!
The roses on the veranda have opened their scented blooms, as the bees dart in and out to avoid the heavy rain.
Sweet Peas have been planted in hanging baskets to avoid the slugs and…
The blossom now covers the Kanzan Cherry Tree…a long wait, but worth it!
You can see the blue sky, but don’t be fooled as almost an inch of rain fell last night and continues, intermittently today!
This is a brass dish I found at the second-hand market on Sunday.
It was 25cents!
Doesn’t it make a great bird bath set into the branches of this tree and filled with rainwater?
As the tree grows this summer, the branches will grow into the plate, holding it securely in place!
Everything is making good progress as the weather improves.